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Posts tagged ‘The history hour’

Witness: Masada

last tuesday morning (9th august), 8.50-9.00am, on bbc world service radio (repeated on the history hour on sunday evening)
the excavation of masada (presented by lucy burns) (in the witness series)

” In August 1963, work started on the excavation of one of Israel’s most important archaeological sites – Masada by the Dead Sea, site of a famous mass suicide two thousand years ago.
David Stacey was one of the volunteers on the dig.”

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The history hour: Osirak

last saturday morning (11th june), 9.06-9.20am, on bbc world service radio
the history hour (presented by max pearson) leads with …

“Israel’s attack on an Iraqi nuclear reactor in 1981”

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Mishka Ben-David

yesterday morning (sunday 21st), 2.33-2.42am, on bbc world service radio
the history hour (presented by max pearson)

The botched assassination which humiliated the Israeli Secret Service.”

including interview with …
mishka ben-david (more…)

Sophie Tucker

early tomorrow morning (sunday 14th), 2.50-2.59am, on bbc world service radio
the history hour (presented by max pearson) ends with …

William Kremer looks at the life of Sophie Tueker, one of the most successful recording artists of her generation … she never hid her Jewishness, and her greatest hit was My Yiddishe Mamma

(se also http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35505532) (more…)

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